Monday, February 18

How To Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy ACE Plus S7500

Samsung Galaxy ACE Plus is a mid-range smartphone that powered by Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and feature a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor. If you want to update your device to this latest android OS (like ICS and Jelly bean) then you should first install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery. One the other point, if you want to release the power of your device then you should root your device first.

In this article we will guide you to install CWM recovery on Galaxy ACE Plus that is running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS.
Disclaimer: The procedure given in this tutorial is considered as risky and maycause damage to your phone. It is recommended that you should not follow it unless you are familiar with these things. Follow this guide completely at your own risk.

I. Before You Begin:

  1. The following procedure works for only Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 smartphones. Please do not try this on any other models as it may damage your phone.
  2. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power.
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.

II. Downloading Required Files:
  1. ClockworkMod Recovery [Filename: clockworkmod recovery samsung galaxy ace plus by trebon.tar.md5] (Alternative link 1Alternative link 2)
  2. Odin3 v1.85 (Alternative link)

III. How to Install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on Galaxy ACE Plus S7500

  1. Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v1.85.exe and Odin3.ini under extracted folder.
  2. Disconnect your phone now.
  3. Switch off your phone.
  4. Now, put the Galaxy ACE Plus S7500 phone in Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button. A Warning! Screen will come up; press Up button again to continue to enter Download Mode.
  5. Now run Odin3 v1.85.exe as an Administrator.
  6. Now connect your Galaxy ACE Plus S7500 with your PC using USB cable. A message will arrive under Odin’s message box in the bottom left saying “Added!!” message in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
  7. Select these files in Odin at respective tabs:
  8. Click the PDA Tab, and select the cwm-trebon.tar.md5 file.
  9. In Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected.
  10. Double check everything that we mentioned. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
  11. Once flashing completed, the phone will then automatically. You can then unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
Congrats!!! Your Galaxy ACE plus is installed with ClockworkMod Recovery. Your phone will now be able to install Custom ROMs or root your phone.

Sunday, February 17

Install CyanogenMod 10.1 on T-Mobile Galaxy S3 T999 (Android 4.2.2)

You can now install Android 4.2.2 on T-Mobile Galaxy S3 T999 thanks to the official CM10.1 custom ROM. The first nightly of CyanogenMod 4.2.2 Android ROM for T999 smartphones has become available for download. So, users with rooted devices who have a custom recovery installed can now flash CM10.1 JB 4.2.2 ROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999.
What you need:
  • Rooted T-Mobile Galaxy S3 T999
  • ClockworkMod recovery(CWM) or TWRP Recovery installed on your device
  • USB debugging enabled on your phone

To install this ROM update, all you have to do is to:
Step 1: Download latest CyanogenMod Android 4.2.2 Nightly:
Step 2: Download GApps for CyanogenMod ROM
Step 3: Copy the ROM and GApps files on root of device’s SD card
Step 4: Flash both the files one by one
Step 5: Reboot your device
After your device boots up, you will have CyanogenMod (CM) 10.1 Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999. Congratulations :)

Saturday, February 16

Android jelly bean 4.2 gesture keyboard for download

Do you want Android jelly bean 4.2 gesture keyboard on your phone running android 4.0+?

To download the app just click download link and install the apk and on the language and input setting choose the new android keyboard and then you are ready to go...

Wednesday, February 13

Update Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 with Official Jellybean 4.1.2 XXLQ4 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 smartphone users has a good news as users can now update with the Jellybean 4.1.2 Official firmware. This update is dubbed as XXLQ4 and has arrived in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain & United Kingdom but can be applied on the devices which are even from other countries. So, before we could proceed on what are the detailed pre requisites which you need to follow which we have summed up below;

This new firmware update of Jellybean ropes in many new features and also fixes most of the bugs which were there in ICS build. Applying this firmware won’t root the device or void the warranty in any manner. You need to follow all the instructions mentioned below.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps manually so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,Call Log - Call Log and RestoreImages, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging and also make sure that your device is left with the minimum of 40% or the device will get turned off in the middle of customizing process. Ensure that your device is not rooted.
  • Recovery mode in Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 can be entered by pressing Volume Up Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In recovery mode, select “clear cache” and “wipe data / factory reset” so that all the data will get cleared from the device.

Disclaimer: Though we don’t like to give any disclaimers, the only thing we would like to tell you is that please follow all the instructions mentioned in this article or else there is a risk of bricking your device for which we should not be held responsible.

So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, let’s head over to the next step where we have summed up detailed procedure on how to apply this firmware update.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S Advance with Jellybean 4.1.2 XXLQ4 Firmware Update:

  • Download the Jellybean 4.1.2 XXLQ4 Firmware Package and Odin to your computer and then extract the same preferably to a folder on desktop. Now, open odin in your computer and then turn off your phone so that it can be entered in the Download Mode.
  • Turn Off your device so that it can be entered in the Download Mode.
  • Download mode in Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In recovery mode, select “clear cache” and “wipe data / factory reset” so that all the data will get cleared from the device.
  • Connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and then you will see that the ID : COM section will turn yellow indicating that all the drivers have been installed.
  • Click on “PDA” to select the tar file which you got upon extraction of firmware package. Now, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. As soon as the firmware is updated successfully, the device will be rebooted. Please note that whole process of firmware update will take around 4 -5 minutes for applying this update. Don’t pull Off the battery in the process of firmware update.
  • To check on whether the firmware is updated or not, you will need to go to the path “Settings > About Phone” where the current firmware version will be mentioned as Jellybean XXLQ4 4.1.2 firmware.

Note: Just in a rare case if your Samsung device refuses to turn ON or say if it gets stuck on the Samsung Logo then you need to long press the power button to turn off the same or re insert the battery to start the process from beginning.

Necessary files for Update:

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you come across any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. So, there you go you have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 smartphone with the latest Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware.

Source: AndroidAdvices